Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve

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October 9th 2010
Published: October 12th 2010
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A couple of kilometers outside of Chile Chico is the Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve. It is a beautiful reserve that runs parallel to the Argentinian border that contains rivers, lakes, mountains and tons of wildlife. We had previously learned that the reserve contained one of Patagonia's hidden gems, cave paintings. They are not easily accessed which meant that we had to do a "4 km" hike to get to them. We began to climb at 11:30am and by 2:30pm we still hadn't reached them so we decided to keep hiking our own way (we would continuosly find and lose a not so clear trail). We saw beautiful landscapes, tons of live animals and dead ones too unfortunately. While driving to get to the reserve we had to cross a river so we had to get back early afternoon so we wouldn't get stuck.

It was a beautiful day to enjoy with friends, nature and sun.

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Driving through a riverDriving through a river
Driving through a river

Our truck went through a low-level river even though it wasn't 4WD
We had to open the "gate"We had to open the "gate"
We had to open the "gate"

While driving we encountered this road block so we opened it and kept going
Hiking trail signHiking trail sign
Hiking trail sign

Our trailed contained various sites even though we sort of got lost and we only saw the first site, la piedra enclavada
We begin our hikeWe begin our hike
We begin our hike

After a steep hill, we begin our hike

We were hiking through sheep territory
The trail uphillThe trail uphill
The trail uphill

We continued all the way up
La Piedra EnclavadaLa Piedra Enclavada
La Piedra Enclavada

The 2km mark even though it felt like 10km
View from the topView from the top
View from the top

At the end of the train we reached the top of the mountain
Condor enjoying the windCondor enjoying the wind
Condor enjoying the wind

Condor flying over us... Argentina in the distance
Our hike... basicallyOur hike... basically
Our hike... basically

Our hike from left to right.

Chilean cowboys

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